Poland chooses South Korea as its nuclear partner

Poland chooses South Korea as its partners in development of second reactor
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Poland has chosen South Korea as its partners in the development of a second nuclear reactor.

According to news site nrk on Monday, October 31, the two countries signed an initial agreement in Seoul.

The plant, which will be built in Patnow in southwestern Poland, is in addition to the plant agreed with America’s Westinghouse.

Poland is keen to increase its energy security and to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The war in Ukraine has sharply focused the government’s attention on the issue of energy security, although it will be up to ten years before the plant is commissioned.

For its part South Korea sees the agreement as the rekindling of its ailing nuclear industry, which last signed a deal in 2009. That was with the United Arab Emirates.

Poland is also in the process of upgrading its defence systems with many of those contracts going to South Korean companies.

The country’s neighbours will be disappointed that Poland has chosen South Korea as its partners and not a European company.

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